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an explosive report on a gay lobby lurking in the vatican. cnn's senior international correspondent ben wedeman is in rome. >> they are blasting in uncharacteristically strong terms, fredricka, are these reports, reports that appeared in a daily newspaper, "la repubblica" and a week live magazine panorama which suggests that indeed this group of three cardinals who were assigned by pope benedict to look into wrongdoing in the vatican found or allegedly uncovered, according to these publications a network of gay priests within the vatican who were being blackmailed according to these reports by a network of male prostitutes in rome. now, the vatican is roundly denying that these reports taking place, accusing the italian media of trying to influence the conclave, that group of 116 cardinals who will be meeting in the next few weeks in rome or rather in the vatican city to elect the next pope. fredricka in. >> in general, are people taking this report seriously throughout rome, or is there some reticence to embrace it? >> well, that depends who you speak to. now, some of the so-called veteran vat
are absolutely false. >> a cnn exclusive, new jersey senator bob menendez fights back against allegations of partying with prostitutes. >> and solving the super bowl blackout this morning. at least we know who's not to blame. good morning, almost to "early start" this tuesday morning. i'm christine romans. john berman will join us later on "starting point." >>> let's get started here. a 5-year-old boy held captive for six days in an underground bunker in alabama is back in the arms of his farmly this morning. we are so happy to report that. we're told that hes thrilled to be reunited with his favorite toy which is a dinosaur. little ethan's kidnaper is dead, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes killed yesterday in the fbi raid that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the s
an emergency meeting. according to minutes of meetings obtained by cnn, hundreds of thousands of dollars were allocated to upgrade the lines into the superdome. one person says it was done in december of 2012. what's the culprit? it could be a switch gear. entergy says one switch gear tripped due to an anomaly. power was rerouted to the superdome through an auxiliary line, but all the systems needed to be rebooted before it came on line and the game could resume. it's bringing the switch gear maker on site to determine if that was the cause. >> all parties involved, not only the owners of the equipment, the people that developed the equipment, we have all of them coming in. everybody's going to analyze their equipment. we have the real time data from entergy because that's done on a minute-to-minute basis. >> reporter: and we're told this afternoon that the power company, entergy, along with the superdome's management group, are planning to hire an i independent third party manager to analyze that. >> what about the accounts that suggest that beyonce's rehearsal tripped the power during the w
it was a drone iran downed in 2011. cnn cannot independently verify the authenticity of this video. we reached out to the pentagon for comment but have not heard back yet. nick robertson is following developments in london. is this the same drone that the united states said was returned to the united states? >> it looks like the same one. the iranians say it was flying 140 miles into their airspace off their northeastern corner, close to the border with afghanistan. the iranians are saying this aircraft was flying from the kandahar airfield base inside afghanistan, and some of the footage, and i looked at it, some of it could be kandahar air base but there's no guarantee this video came from the aircraft in question here. did they get this video from somewhere els? it's not clear. there's no way to verify at the moment what the iranians are saying. the spokesman that the iranians are putting forward says that the aircraft was sent to california several times in 2010 for repair and used for operations inside pakistan. >> translator: this aircraft has had many flights in countries around iran, o
'm are ashleigh banfield, thanks for watching, everyone. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend" good to see you and here we go, again. more snow plablanketing the easn u.s. causing massive pileups. >>> new details of oscar pistorius what his family is telling us about the super star. >>> do you know who is turning 50? a look back at the man, the legend, michael jordan. it is sunday, february 17th. >>> good morning to you. getting up early today. i'm christi paul in for randi kaye. i want to start with you in vatican city for a beginning and end of sorts here. pope benedict xvi is residing from st. peter's square right now. this is one of the last appearances he will make as pope. on the other end of the spectrum it is audition day for some of his successors. joining me now from rome cnn international correspondent ben wedemen. ben, i want to start with pope benedict. how will he spend his last 11 days now as pope? >> well, right now what we see is a much larger crowd that he's addressing in st. peter's square. numbers as high as 150,000 people on a
and tweet the show, and like us on facebook. thanks very much for watching. the news continues next on cnn. >>> i am don lemon and breaking news is that we are awaiting a press conference, a news conference that we expect to start in a moment, that will bring you the information, we will bring it to you as soon as possible and it's the information on the horrific crash. here it is, seconds before the finish line, and then disaster. a rookie racer's car is sent hurdling into the fence, protecting the grandstand, it breaks into flaming pieces and tire and other debris fly through and over the fence. at least 17 fans were injured, one critically. no drivers were hurt. joe carter, cnn po nmpn sports is standing there. let's start with joe. joe, what can you tell us about the injured now? >> well, we are still waiting for an update, date of birth, we know, that like you said, no drivers hurt in this. all 12 drivers were involved in the action and all 12 drivers were checked out at the track hospital. it's standard operating procedure for nascar to have the drivers checked. they were all looked
arriving. even wrote to a cnn reporter last month. i dare to respond only moved by seriousness of the media you represent, since as you can imagine, i am deeply concerned about my security. cnn responded asking peter williams to meet us anywhere, even here to give us proof that any of his allegations were true. we have since sent six e-mails to p. williams. the response -- silence. we tracked down the source of the e-mails through a technical school in santa domingo to this internet provider where we were promptly escorted into an office where the company denied the e-mail came from one of its customers. >> is there any way you would give us the information on this man? >> i cannot identify right now that name and also the ip address is not from here for us. >> the dominican republic's district attorney's office confirmed to cnn the office is about to investigate the source of peter williams and his damaging e-mails. but so far, internet only and unproven scandal, however, has brought more scrutiny on the very real business dealings of one of senator menendez's closest friends. dr. salomon
of political constraints that he faced just 12 months ago. >> reporter: white house officials tell cnn that tonight's address will bookend the president's inaugural speech last month when he laid out aggressive themes on gun control and immigration and mentioned some unexpected subjects. >> some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: while president obama is expected to aur more specifics on some of the issues, white house officials say the overall focus tonight will be the economy and adding jobs for the middle class. that topic got surprisingly little attention in the inaugural address. >> he hasn't given us an idea whether there is a sigs can't agenda that he wants to pursue/design to try to accelerate economic growth and economic recovery. that's been the big missing piece all the way through last year and we'll see whether it's filled in in the
that goes. thanks guy, i appreciate you being with us. s "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you back here tomorrow morning. hey, carol. >>> happening new in "the newsroom," scout's honor. >> my attitudes is gays and lesbians should have access. >> today could be decision day for the boy scouts of america. both sides and the battlecry. >> boy scouts have a right to have an organization that says that it wants to build boys who are morally straight. >> ending this ban would uphold the dignity and respect scouting was founded on. >>> also the american sniper shooting and the terrifying 911 call just released. >> my brother just came by here, he told me that he's committed a murder. >> reporter: for the first time the moments after a navy s.e.a.l. and his friend were shot to death. >>> also, strike two for the second time this week, baseball and performance-enhancing drugs are in the headlines, this time it's milwaukee's ryan braun being investigated. and this. ♪ don't wake me up >>> chris brown and his community service, new questions this morning whether he really serve
heard a big boom and then i heard -- i believe i heard rifle shots. >> reporter: sources tell cnn what brian martin heard was a diversion. agents rushed in, dykes shot at them, but in the end, he was killed. ethan was rescued. >> which i never doubted my god and he answered our prayer. >> reporter: a nightly prayer vigil became a celebration of ethan's rescue and his 6th birthday. >> well, this is just the start of it. >> reporter: april mcdaniel is a local police officer. she's also a mother. she started a facebook campaign to collect birthday cards for ethan. thousands have responded. >> i just wish i could be there to see hits the face when he sees all the response. how many people really care and love. >> reporter: ethan's home from the hospital to celebrate and heal. this is also a time to heal for the family of charles poland, the bus driver who was killed a little more than a week ago. that route he drove thousand has a new bus, a new driver. the superintendent tells us that a pastor spoke with the students at the start back to school and the number of the bus he drove will be r
long before i need to head home. >> he might be the next one moving back home. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >> that does it for this edition of "360." thanks for watching. "early start" begins right now. >>> that does it for this edition of "360." thanks for watching. "early start" begins right now. >>> happening right now, the decision on bail for oscar pistorius will happen just hours from now. will the olympian accused of killing his model girlfriend be free freed on bail? >>> shootout on the las vegas strip. police this morning on the hunt for the gunmen who left three dead in a hail of bullets and a fiery crash in front of some really terrified tourists. >>> going nowhere. national guard troops searching for stranded drivers in the midwest. snow, sleet, freezing rain could spell dangerous driving conditions for a massive portion of the country. look at that. >> wow! >> good morning. i'm christine romans in for john berman today. >> i'm zoraida sam bbowlin. it is friday, february 22nd. >>> we have learned that at 7:30 this morning, oscar pistorius will learn the decision in
like this. my understanding is cnn received a package that included a replica of that coin with three bullet holes. >> plus, guns, drones, and the state of the go prb. >> we would be talking about hearings before congress. we would have people talking about impeachment. >> and the snow storm takes direct aim at the northeast. we're tracking what could be a record-breaking blizzard. this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. we're tracking two ferocious storm systems barreling towards the east coast tonight. they're expecting to slam into each other in the next few hours. boston could see snowfall of 2 to 3 inches an hour. nearly 3,000 flights are canceled already as the airports batten down the hatches. weather forecast from chad myers in a few minutes. the west coast, we're tracking the manhunt for ex-lapd cop. the suspect' burned truck has been dound about 100 miles northeast of los angeles. he vowed to wage war on police. three people are dead, one officer, the daughter of a former officer, and her fiancfi. we begin with kyung lah. what is the latest on the manhunt for this
light was followed by a series of deafening explosions. listen to this. an expert tells cnn that the debt nation appears to be the equivalent of roughly 300 kilotons of tnt. that is about the same magnitude of a nuclear blast. the impact on populated areas is widespread and historic. the concussion shattered windows. at least 1,000 people are hurt and cnn's mary snow is keeping track of it and there's a lot to keep track of. this is unbelievable, isn't it? >> it is. and frightening. you showed incredible video. more continues to come in. the scene was surreal has the meteor struck sending off mass confusion. meteors scattered over three of damage to about 3,000 buildings. it came out of nowhere. the bright streak long enough to capture on camera as it lurched towards earth and exploded. a deafening boom followed over russia. the sonic boom shattered glass. at least 1,000 people in the bulls eye of the falling meteor were injured. it's a bombing, says this man. there were reports that a large chunk of it was found in a lake. as frightening as it was, scientists say it's not a
for cnn in minot, north dakota. >>> new developments in the all-out man hunt for a suspected cop killer. right now police keting a california indian reservation. >>> and bracing for a snow making monster. a blizzard taking aim right now at the entire northeast. major cities like boston, right here in new york, smash dab in its path. thousands of flights have already been canceled. good morning. welcome to "early start" this morning. i'm christine romans. john berman is off today. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is friday, february 8th. it is 5:00 a.m. here in the east. let's get started. millions of people bracing for what could be a blizzard for the ages. take a look at the monster storm that's about to bury boston and bring misery to millions in the northeast. forecasters are using words like epic, historic to describe this massive storm. you're looking at live pictures from new york now. the big apple is also preparing for dangerous winds and up to a foot of snow, perhaps even more. a lot of schools are doing early dismissal today. right now 23 million pe
for keeping me company here at cnn as i was in for brooke baldwin. i want to take you to "the situation room" with wolf blitzer because he starts right now. and let's take a look at the "closing bell." you heard alison kosik say we're not going to hit the 14,164 today but we there is a lot going on in washington with the sequester and we have to hope that we are going to be seeing these kinds of numbers, wolf. we certainly hope it for a long time. but depending on what -- depending on what washington does, we'll have to see if it sticks. wolf blitzer? >>> thanks very much. happening now, forced budget cuts just days away. we're going to show you three ways the across the board spending reductions could impact you. >>> also, a diamond heist right out of the movies. $50 million worth of stolen diamonds from an airplane. how they got away. it might surprise you. >>> plus, a horse meat scandal spreads to one of the world's largest food companies. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> congress did it, congress can undo it. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of
on cnn. much more coming up here in "the situation room" as well. >>> meanwhile, a surprise announcement by president obama. the man who led allied forces in afghanistan is retiring from the united states military. the marine corps john allen was on track to become nato's next supreme commander but he's stepping down because of health issues in his family. the president calls general allen one of america's finest military leaders. now he will retire. >>> let's get to one of the most daring robberies we've seen in some time. thieves dressed as police broke into an airport in europe, got into a plane's cargo hold, and got away with some $50 million in diamonds. cnn's tom foreman has the details which sound straight out of a film from hollywood. what happened here, tom? >> you're right, wolf. here's brussels, belgian, and this is what happened. this airplane was getting ready to leave from the airport for a short little flight over to zurich. what they didn't know at that time is that two vehicles with eight robbers, according to authorities, were cutting a fence down here and getting on to
. >> thank you, dr. drew. i'm don lemon at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. thank you for watching. i will see you back here again next weekend. >>> this is story of a man who swore to uphold the law, and that is how it began for a police cadet named christopher dorner, but it ended after a deadly manhunt and a reign of terror. his duty to serve and to mete out punishment for the men and women of the police force that mattered to him. and then from the roots of the rage and to the rage and the inferno that consumed him. our search for a cop killer. randy kaye. >>> it has been a long two weeks as a lone gunman fueled by anger set out on a killing rampage. tonight from los angeles, we bring you the story of one man who waged a deadly war of retribution, and take you inside one of the largest manhunts in los angeles police history. >> reporter: for almost a decade irvine, california, has been known as the safest city in america. but in early february, this l.a. suburb was the scene of a terrible double murder. a crime that at the time offered no hint of the terror the come. the call came
a lot of people. rasmussen and gallup both predicted a romney victory. and piers, cnn had a 47/47 tie race in its final poll 48 hours before the polls opened. >> what do you think about that guy nate silver? all he did was crunch the numbers. right? and he got it bang on from start to finish. how can a pundit who is as experienced as you, with great respect, be so wrong where this guy just sits on his computer crunching numbers and data and gets it completely right? >> well, fiorello laguardia when he was mayor of new york said i don't make many mistakes but when i make one it's a butte. and this one was a beaut. over my life, piers, 1995 i predicted clinton would win. and i brought him back. nobody else said he could. 2000 i said bush was going it win. '04 i said bush was going to win. '06 i said the republicans are going to lose both houses. '08 i predicted an obama win -- >> you're making this sound well like you've been one of the world's great pundits. but i have -- >> and in 2010 i was the only person that said the republicans would pick up 60 to 80 seats. >> but dick, as you kn
lost her, and it didn't have to go down like this. >> thank you, dr. drew. i'm don lemon at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. thank you for watching. i will see you back here again next weekend. >>> this is story of a man who swore to uphold the law, and that is how it began for a police cadet named christopher dorner, but it ended after a deadly manhunt and a reign of terror. his duty to serve and to mete out punishment for the men and women of the police force that mattered to him. and then from the roots of the rage and to the rage and the inferno that consumed him. our search for a cop killer. randy kaye. >>> it has been a long two weeks as a lone gunman fueled by anger >>> it has been a long two weeks as a lone gunman fueled by anger set out on a killing rampage. tonight from los angeles, we bring you the story of one man who waged a deadly war of retribution, and take you inside one of the largest manhunts in los angeles police history. >> reporter: for almost a decade irvine, california, has been known as the safest city in america. but in early february, this l.a. suburb was
the food lines and the spa gattii tangle of cell phone cords and as the ship came into sight from a cnn helicopter, a call for help, an sos and the most heart warming scene of the trip, a valentine, fashioned out of life vests. as they finally left their nightmare behind, some took a souvenir. >> sorry, carnival for taking your bathrobe, i did not pay for this, but figured they owed me. >> and ready seem ready to do it again, at least someday. >> i'm going to keep my feet on land for a little while. but if you get a free seven-day cruise, how can you pass that up, right? >> now, as part of the competition, because we thank ceo went out and apologized. they are offering hotel rooms so they could get a good night sleep before they go home. carnival cruiselines booked the entire holiday inn in mobile, alabama, for many weary passengers to stay the night before heading home and that's where we find victor blackwell, that hotel. i was leaving my hotel room a couple of hours ago. a lot of crew members leaving. they were relieved. i can only imagine how passengers feel. >> reporter: about 25 m
in the state's case that they presented in the court yesterday. cnn, johannesburg. >>> just into cnn this morning, nike announced suspending the contract with oscar pistorius. the deal is worth $2 million. and an ad featuring him i'm the bull net the chamber has been pulled. nike saying in the statement, "we believe oscar pistorius should ab forded due process and we'll continue to money tore the situation closely." again, nike suspending their contract with oscar pistorius. >>> meantime, all reeva steenkamp's parents wants is the truth. as for the possibility of pistorius being granted bail today, here's what he told cnn's jake tapper. >> i don't have any absolutely terrible bad feelings. i'm not wishing bad things on anyone else. but if i were to detatch myself from the situation which i suppose i can't do, under the circumstances, i would think it would be rather strange if someone who did something like this were to get bail. >> coming up at 6:30 eastern, we'll break down this morning's development at the pistorius bail hearing with cnn legal contributor. >>> 30 million people ar
in chicago just days after performing for the obama inauguration. cnn's thooena jones is on the south side of check at the funeral. athena, you've had a chance to talk with some family and friends. what are they saying? >> well, you know, we've been viewing the ceremony from our truck out here. we have a live feed in. this has been a very emotional day certainly for hadiyah pendleton's friends and family and particularlial last half hour or so. we've seen more than a dozen young people, many of them young women who described themselves as best friends of hadial pendleton and a few young men talk about what she was like, a common theme is she smiled a lot. that she was a mentor and filled with laughter. let's listen to what one of these young people had to say. >> like the vibrant color purple, she chose spirituality and imagination. hadyia, you're beautiful like diamonds in the sky. and you've already begun to shine. >> and you heard her refer to the color purple. that is said to be hadiyah's favorite colors. and as you also heard from that young lady, quite emotional. some people said one
days. ♪ i'm brianna keilar at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. hope you have a great night and a great week. ♪ >>> path of destruction. a powerful tornado strikes mississippi. they are still assessing the damage right now. >> bracing for more, people still digging out from the northeast blizzard. now they face another potential weather threat today. >> stranded at sea. thousands of cruise ship passengers right now waiting for help after a fire leaves them adrift in the gulf of mexico. >> we're arguing whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. >> nothing but fun. the band grabs two trophies including song of the year at the grammys. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm john berman. it's monday, february 11th. down south the painstaking cleanup is getting underway this morning. a monster tornado ripped through southern mississippi overnight tearing apart homes, businesses and causing dooj a university campus. at least a dozen people were injured. a storm chaser caught this unbelievable sight. a funnel cloud on the move, about 100 miles sout
there in big bear. martin? >> also, cnn has obtained some exclusive images of dorner firing a gun. tell us about them. >> reporter: yeah. cnn obtained exclusive video of chris dorner during his cadet training days in 2005. very chilling video, consider considering circumstances for his search right now. still on the loose right now. the video we have shows him firing his weapon, exercise training and it really shows the strength of this man, 270 pounds, six-feet tall, seen carrying a 300-pound dummy just effortlessly. we received that tape yesterday. that's exclusive video to cnn. just a new development, new images and sort of gives uh-you sense of background and the type of person that the los angeles police department and other authorities in southern california are dealing with. >> and police have said that dorner is extremely dangerous. it's not just his police training, is it? he also had some military background. >> reporter: yeah. he has extensive military training, martin. he is a marksman, pistol expert. he also has underwater sea train ing as well. if you remember a few days ago
on cnn. it was entitled "american hero, the uncommon valor of clint romesha" and you spent time with him this weekend and some of his army buddies as well. >> they were all coming into town and it was going to be very fancy, the white house event, the pentagon event. and i figured the least i could do as somebody who -- they had been so nice to me in writing this book, they spent hours with me telling their stories, the least i could do is throw them a reunion. so we had a little get together with some pizza and beer and wings and there was some revelry as one might expect with somebody said to me, open bar with a bunch of troops, you're a brave man. i'm certainly not a brave man. but in any case, it was a lot of fun and fun for the troops to see each other after two years away, after they got back from the deployment. >> well done. and excellent book, the outpost, an untold story of american valor. let me show it to our viewers. i think people want to get more information, this is the place to get it in this very thick, long book, well done. >> thank you. you know, there are a lot of br
of the top stories we're following in the cnn newsroom for you. people in russia are cleaning up the damage after a meteor blast over theure rales. officials estimated the destruction at over $33 million. more than 1,000 people were injured in the meteor blast. divers looking for the meteor in a frozen lake have not found any traces so far. >>> in south africa, the country's olympic hero oscar pistorius denies killing his girlfriend on valentine's day. he's spending the weekend in jail. he's charged with the killing of his model girlfriend reva steenkamp with a .9 millimeter gun. the reality tv show featuring steenkamp premiered just a short time ago despite her death. >>> this could come out of the means. police in texas shoot and kill a fugitive who had a community on edge and schools on lock down for days. guards were driving alberto morales to las vegas. they stopped for a bathroom near dallas. that's when police stay he stabbed a guard with a pair of eyeglasses and took off. he was shot just midnight a few miles from there. the guard who was stabbed will be okay. >>> you could call it
in the "cnn newsroom." >>> bye-bye blizzard, that huge blizzard that came and conquered parts of the northeast is headed out to sea right now. it left a very white powdery calling card. people across the region are digging out today. connecticut, not boston, as predicted, was hit hardest with some cities getting more than 3 feet of snow. 65,000 customers across the region, they are without power. we're live in the storm zone and have a report straight ahead. >>> in chicago, first lady michelle obama is attending the funeral of a 15-year-old honor student and band majorette who was killed about a mile from the obamas' family home. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed while she and friends were trying to escape rain by seeking shelter in a children's park. the shooting happened just days after the teenager who always had a smile performed at the president's inauguration. a $40,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest. >>> he's considered armed and very violent. in los angeles, police are heading back up to into the air using helicopters to find the ex-cop they accuse of killing
times on a program alone. on cnn they played the video 34 times. even using a kyron saying career ender? with a question mark. cnn spokesman says that was just a tease. by the way fox news ran the video of rubio 12 times. so you can see what's in play. let's diminish marco rubio. let's make him a buffoon so he will not be able to challenge liberal orthodoxy. the pipeline goes this way. the tv operation starts something and it's picked up by the late night comedians. >> actually the most impressive thing about president obama's speech last night he did the whole thing without a single drink of water. [ laughter ] >> why was the water so far away? it would have been less awkward if he reached down the front of his pants to get it. [ laughter ] it would have been less awkward had he been wearing one of these on his head during the speech. [ laughter ] >> i'm sorry, just i'm nervous tonight for some reason. i'm just sweating a bit so i had to just -- i'm just going to -- just going to -- get something to drink here. >> true professional knows how to cover, you just cover your problem by alw
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